tooltip should say which application(s) that crashed

Bug #145117 reported by Björn Torkelsson
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
update-notifier-kde (Ubuntu)
Roderick B. Greening

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

It would be nice if the tooltip could show which application that had crashed. It would make it so much easier to decide if you should report the crash directly or if it could wait.

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Indeed. apport-checkreports should print out a list of pending crashes to stdout, and update-notifier should pick that up and display it if appropriate.

Changed in apport:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in update-notifier:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in adept:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I fixed this in bzr head. apport-checkreports now prints a list of package/executable names to stdout (one per line) if there are pending reports. These need to be displayed in the notification bubble.

Changed in apport:
assignee: nobody → pitti
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apport - 0.102

apport (0.102) hardy; urgency=low

  [ Martin Pitt ]
  * Support reading reports with legacy zlib
    compression in 'retain compressed values' mode (as used nowadays by
    apport when reporting a crash). Add a test case, too. (LP: #129616)
  * debian/control, debian/rules: Switch from python-support to
    python-central, and use 'nomove' option so that apport works during
    upgrades, too. (LP: #121341)
  * debian/rules: Use dh_icons instead of dh_iconcache.
  * debian/apport.init: Do not stop apport in any runlevel (LSB header).
  * apport/, run_crash(): Catch zlib.error on invalidly compressed core
    dumps. (LP: #176977)
  * apport/ Give a meaningful error message instead of crashing if the
    package for a crash report is not installed any more. (LP: #149739)
  * apport/ Do not include ProcCmdline in bug reports, since these are
    not ack'ed by the user and might contain sensitive data. (LP: #132800)
  * apport/ Add various test cases for crash reports whose packages have
    been uninstalled between the crash and the report. This reproduces
    LP #186684.
  * apport/, load_report(): Produce proper error message if
    executable/interpreter path do not exist any more. (LP: #186684)
  * cli/apport-cli: Intercept SIGPIPE when calling sensible-pager, to avoid
    crash when quitting it prematurely. (LP: #153872)
  * bin/apport-checkreports: Print out a list of program names/packages which
    have a pending crash report. (LP: #145117)
  * apport/, run_argv(): Add return code which indicates whether any
    report has been processed.
  * cli/apport-cli: If no pending crash reports are present, say so and refer
    to --help. (LP: #182985)
  * apport/ Waive check for obsolete packages if environment defines
    $APPORT_IGNORE_OBSOLETE_PACKAGES. Document this in the apport-cli manpage.
    (LP: #148064)

  [ Daniel Hahler ]
  * .crash file integration for KDE3 (LP: #177055)
    - debian/apport-qt.install: install added files qt4/apport-qt-mime.desktop
      and qt4/apport-qt-mimelnk.desktop
  * Fixed minor warnings/errors from desktop-file-validate in
    gtk/ and qt4/ (LP: #146957)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 06 Feb 2008 12:55:53 +0100

Changed in apport:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

update-notifier-kde handles this sort of thing in Intrepid since Adept Notifier doesn't exist in Adept 3.0.

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Roderick B. Greening (roderick-greening) wrote :

This works as expected in Intrepid. Marking Fixed update-notifier-kde.

Changed in update-notifier-kde:
assignee: nobody → roderick-greening
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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